Nohemi (they/them or she) was born and raised in the Dino with parents who arrived from Juarez. She had to learn to navigate being a first-generation child, while living with violence in the home due to family members with untreated mental illness. Her escape became a life of substance use and unsafe social practices. At 16 they became pregnant, kept the pregnancy, and realized they had to change their path in order to be the best version of a parent they thought they needed to be. Currently, Nohemi has come out as queer/nonbinary, completed two BAs, has worked with young parents, volunteers facilitating a parent support group, and has a career assisting the transgender community navigate the health care system.
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